Alexa Compatible Speakers

What Speakers are Compatible with Alexa in 2020?

If you are looking for Bluetooth speakers that are compatible with Alexa, you’re in the right place.

In this review we feature the latest Bluetooth speakers with Alexa compatibility and come equipped with smart home technology with voice command features.

These speakers allow you to voice control your music and stream songs from Spotify, Pandora and more, and are fully compatible with Alexa for voice commands. They also come with built-in drivers that deliver a full-range immersive sound listening experience.

Apart from their sound quality, these speakers have several smart home features including the ability to be used as intercom speakers with the Alexa functionality. They can also be programmed to sync to other devices and your smartphones automatically.

Be sure to check out our top picks for the updated list of Alexa compatible speakers below!

#1 Echo Studio Smart Speaker

Echo Studio Smart Speaker

Sound Quality: Full range sound quality, deep bass

Number of drivers: 5

What we liked: Compatible with Zigbee devices

View full specs: Echo Studio Smart Speaker

The Echo Studio is an Alexa-compatible speaker which contains 5 drivers providing all the sound frequencies starting from the bass, to the midrange and to the highs. It utilizes the Dolby Atmos technology that adds space, clarity and depth to the audio output. This speaker adapts to its existing room space by sensing the surrounding acoustic and then fine-tuning the playback audio profile for the optimal sound experience.

The Echo Studio takes voice control instructions for Alexa like commands to play music, read news or answer questions. It can stream songs from many music-streaming sites including Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and Tidal. This speaker also streams with . Music HD. This service has 50 million songs in HD Audio quality.

The Echo Studio has a built-in Smart Home Hub to control Zigbee-compatible devices through Alexa. It can also be used as an intercom to another Alexa-compatible speaker in another room using the Drop In and Announcements feature. This speaker has multiple layers of privacy control including a “microphone off” button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

#2 Soundcore Motion Q by Anker

Soundcore Motion Q by Anker

Sound Quality: Full range sound with 2 drivers

Battery life: 10 hours

What we liked: IPX7-rated waterproof shell

View full specs: Soundcore Motion Q by Anker

The Soundcore Motion Q is a portable Bluetooth speaker sending out sounds in a 360-degree direction. It contains two 1.75-inch, 8-watt, full-range drivers. The dual drivers offer a louder audio with less than 1 percent of total harmonic distortion. This speaker comes equipped with an integrated microphone. It utilizes the BassUp technology providing depth and clarity to the sound output.

The Soundcore Motion Q can be paired wirelessly with another Motion Q speaker providing a huger stereo sound. It carries a Li-on battery that has a charging time of 3.5 hours for a playtime of 10 hours.

This speaker comes with a waterproofing casing that has an element-proofing rating of IPX7, which means it can withstand under less than 1 meter of water immersion for 30 minutes without incurring harmful damage. This makes the shelled Motion Q suitable for use during outdoor activities or pool parties.

Finally, it also comes with a wrist strap to hang, to hook or to hold on to. This speaker is on a two-tone fabric finish with matte accents and weighs 14.7 ounces or about 417 grams.

#3 Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Sound Quality: Rich and loud sound quality

Number of drivers: 1

What we liked: Improved sound and compact design

View full specs: Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

The 3rd-Gen Echo Dot is an Alexa-compatible speaker in a compact design. It has an improved speaker quality providing a richer and louder sound compared to the Echo Dot Gen 2. This speaker enables voice controls especially when streaming music from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Sirius XM and others. It can be used with Alexa not only to play music but also to answer questions, read news, provide weather information and set alarms.

The 3rd-Gen Echo Dot can also be used to voice control other compatible home devices such as turning on the lights, adjusting the thermostat, locking the doors, and others. It can be used to communicate with other people by calling contacts for a hands-free conversation. This speaker can act as a microphone to speak to other compatible Echo speaker in another room.

It is built with multiple layers of privacy protection and control including a “microphone off” button that electronically disconnects the microphones. This Echo Dot can be paired with another Echo Dot to achieve a stereo sound. It is in a fabric design with a charcoal colour finish and LED light ring.

#4 Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sound Quality: Strong audio in a wide-range of tones

Number of drivers: 1 woofer, 7-tweeter array

What we liked: Humidity-resistant

View full specs: Sonos One (Gen 2)

The 2nd-Gen Sonos One is an AC-powered speaker that has voice control capabilities. It is composed of one high-excursion woofer and seven-tweeter array with two class-D digital amplifiers. This speaker has a six-microphone array all around its cylindrical side.

This Sonos One can be paired with another Sonos One speaker to enable the stereo sound with each speaker taking one of the audio channels. It can further connect to many Sonos speakers in order to build an audio system inside a house. This speaker can also be used as a rear driver and become part of a home theatre surround system by connecting it to Playbar, Playbase or Beam.

It works with the Sonos app, the Apple AirPlay2 and many others. This Sonos One is compatible with Alexa and the Google Assistant enabling many hands-free voice commands including playing music, reading news, setting alarms and answering questions whether in English or in Spanish. It is resistant to humidity that it can be placed inside the bathroom. This speaker has a compact build in a seamless mesh fabric.

#5 Libratone Zipp 2

Libratone Zipp 2

Number of drivers: 1 woofer and 1 tweeter

Battery life: 12 hours

What we liked: AUX and USB inputs for non-Bluetooth devices

View full specs: Libratone Zipp 2

The Libratone Zipp 2 is a portable Smart speaker with Alexa built-in. It can provide a total audio power output of up to 100 watts. This speaker features the Alexa voice control capabilities. It can stream audio content online and answer questions as well as give out commands to other smart home devices.

This speaker boasts a space-sensing technology that adjusts the equalizer automatically in order to fill a room with the optimal audio dynamics. It can connect with other devices via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Libratone Zipp 2 supports the connection of up to 10 Zipp 2 speakers to form a multi-room music system. It also can set 2 or more Zipp 2 speakers for a stereo sound.

The volume of the Libratone Zipp 2 automatically turns down when a palm is placed on top of it. Five internet radio stations or playlists can be pre-set and accessed with a single tap. This speaker can also accept wired connections using a 3.5mm AUX or a USB drive. One full charge of the battery makes this speaker last up to 12 hours.

#6 JAM Symphony Wi-Fi Home Speaker

JAM Symphony Wi-Fi Home Speaker

Sound Quality: Great bass in a wide-range of tones

Number of drivers: 1 subwoofer and tweeters

What we liked: Mobile app control with multiple features

View full specs: JAM Symphony Wi-Fi Home Speaker

The JAM Symphony HX-W14901 is a home audio speaker with the . Alexa voice service built in. It features the 2.1-channel stereo sound having a built-in subwoofer for the bass and dedicated tweeters for the high-range. The size of this speaker is 8.35 by 6.30 by 7.50 inches. Its audio power is perfect for mid-sized rooms.

The JAM Symphony has an option to sync with up to 8 speakers to create an audio system for the whole house. It is built with Wi-Fi technology which is used to connect to the free JAM mobile device application as well as to other JAM speakers. This speaker has a built-in Intercom feature that can be used to broadcast announcements while talking through the app.

The mobile app has a feature to let each JAM speaker play a different music or all of them play the same music at the same time. The app works with audio streaming services like Spotify, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Tidal and many more. The configuration of both the JAM and Alexa apps allows access to Alexa in a “push to talk” function.

#7 Echo Flex Smart Speaker

Echo Flex Smart Speaker

Voice Controls: Voice control for smart homes

Optional accessories: Night light, motion sensor

What we liked: Small, plug-in design

View full specs: Echo Flex Smart Speaker

The Echo Flex is a plug-in smart speaker with Alexa built-in. Its small design allows to be directly plugged into an outlet without the need for additional wires and adaptors. Do note that this device does not support music playback though it can be connected to another speaker via a 3.5mm AUX cable or Bluetooth.

Alexa helps provide information such as stating weather information, the local traffic even sports scores, movie showtimes and restaurant hours. The Alexa voice service can also be used to set timers and create daily reminders. It can also be used to control the functions of other connected smart devices like turning on the lights, adjusting the thermostats and locking the doors.

This plug-in speaker has a built-in USB port that can be used to charge a mobile device or add an optional accessory such as a night light or a motion sensor. It can be used to connect to another Echo-compatible speaker in another room and utilize the Drop In or “make announcements” feature. This speaker is also capable of calling your contacts hands-free.

#8 Echo Input

Echo Input

Sound Quality: N/A

Dimensions: 3.1 by 0.5 inches

What we liked: Connects Alexa to any external speaker

View full specs: Echo Input

The Echo Input is an input device with Alexa built-in. It has no internal speakers but is designed to connect to an external speaker via the 3.5mm audio cable or via Bluetooth. This device is equipped with a 4-array far-field microphone that it can hear voice commands across a room even when the music is playing.

The Echo Input can be used to stream audio content from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM and many others. The voice control assistant, Alexa, can also play a song, read out news, provide weather information and even traffic situation. It can set alarms and timers, add items to a to-do-list as well as control other compatible smart home devices.

The Echo Input comes with a “microphone off” button that electronically disconnects the microphones for the purpose of privacy. Do note that the Calling and Drop In feature via Bluetooth is currently not supported. This device is relatively slimmer and has a low-profile design in order to fit almost anywhere. It measures 3.1 by 0.5 inches only and is powered by plugging it in through a micro-USB cable.